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The Cycling Event Of The Year

Last night I was delighted to be a guest of BDO at the inaugural black-tie dinner for the cycling industry – the Champions of Cyclesport, to celebrate cycling and to raise funds for action.

Taking place at the prestigious Hurlingham Club with the stunningly regal private members club backdrop, this unique gala is a night …

Race To Zero

#RaceToZero

As an SME that works in the bicycle industry, I take pride in the fact that havebike works in an industry helping to support people adopt the cleanest form of transport available – the humble bicycle! Whilst helping others reduce their emissions is a positive step, as a business (no matter that we are …

The Cycling BOOM

This week we sat down with a nice mug of tea for the World Bicycle Industry Association Webinar. Hosted by leading industry names we were given an in-depth look into the industry’s market outlook.  It was all very good news for cycling enthusiasts like us! 

As you imagine this year has seen many more people venture out and about on their bikes, whether for recreation or as a car …

Tour de France 2020 Round Up

As with all sport, this year has been strange. The Tour was late, lacked many top riders due to an overlap in Italy and had far fewer screaming fans at the side of the road for obvious reasons.

Ask most cycling fans which Tour ended in the most dramatic manner and they’ll tell you 1989. …

How the Best in the World Fuel their Efforts

Once a year, the world’s best riders sweep across 3,500 of the finest French kilometres. The riders tackle brutal stages often close to 200km and crossing mountain ranges such as the Alps and Pyrenees.

This task requires a lot of calories. In today’s tour, riders will burn upwards of 5,000 calories a day. For 176 …

Tour de France | The Tactics that Shape the Race

We’re now two weeks into the biggest bike race on earth. A lot has happened but nothing is decided. The beauty of bike racing is its relentlessly unpredictable nature. We’ve seen suffering and heartbreak, triumph and testament to hard work. These outcomes are not only won or lost at the finish line, they are …

Your Code to Deciphering the Tour de France

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Tour de France isn’t interesting beyond the final 500 metres of each day. A century of tradition, mishaps and technological advancements have led to the strange and intricate tactics and rules that shape today’s race. There’s a lot to see over the three weeks and 3,500km around the …

Get ready for le Tour de France!

It’s a good old-fashioned case of good news, bad news.  Which would you like first?  Ok, good news:  The Tour de France is going ahead this year, bad news: without Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

Sadly, but not totally unexpectedly, Chris and Geraint have been left out of Team Ineos for this year’s Tour de …

#BikeIsBest Press Release July 2020

PUBLIC BACKS GREENER, SAFER STREETS BUT IS BEING SILENCED BY MINORITY, RESEARCH SHOWS

 

77%of Brits support measures in their local area to encourage cycling and walking. Measures are supported by 6.5 people for every 1 against
80% of Brits who expressed a preference want the UK’s streets redesigned to protect pedestrians and cyclists from …

Service level improvements, new prices and the havebike BCT

At havebike our on-going mission as bicycle servicing professionals is to provide the very best care for our customers and their bikes.  Over the last few months, we’ve seen a wide variety of bikes from new customers. It’s wonderful to see so many new pedal powered new faces.  

As a result of some fantastic feedback, we are making some improvements to our servicing offering at every level and aligned our prices with market rates to provide the best service for you and your bike.  

We’re also introducing a new and exciting …